STEM: Model Programs and Promising Practices

This session will provide a deep dive into what it takes to launch and sustain local/regional programs and initiatives that successfully deliver high-quality STEM education. It will also highlight key strategies and tactics that district leaders should employ to implement successful STEM education in their communities. Workshop participants will learn about key promising practices and leave equipped with knowledge about what works in designing local and regional STEM networks.


Jill McGrady, Trustee, Antelope Valley Union HSD; Dawn O’Connor, Director of Science, Alameda COE; Juan Cruz, Superintendent, Franklin-McKinley ESD; Diane Walker, ROP/CTE Program Specialist, Antelope Valley USD; Bruce Simon, Associate Director, East Bay STEM Network; Christina O’Guinn, Sr. Director, The Tech Museum of Innovation; Vincent Stewart, Executive Director, STEM Network